AEROTECH® Americas

March 26-28, 2019 │ Charleston, SC, USA

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Propelling the Next Generation of Aircraft

Technology breakthroughs in aerospace are accelerating. Are you keeping up?

With today’s rapid growth of technology, you need to keep pace with the latest developments or you risk falling behind.

SAE 2019 AeroTech® Americas, now held annually, is the North American-based, tip-to-tail aviation event focused on the next generation of air transport. If you’re involved in any facet of modern aircraft development, then this is exactly where you need to be.

This critically important, comprehensive event brings together all of the best minds and key stakeholders to share information on emerging and applied technologies, discuss industry issues, and connect with other aviation professionals.

Greater frequency for AeroTech Americas is now needed because of the speed of the industry’s advancement. The 2019 event marks the first of the new annual AeroTech Americas, followed by AeroTech Europe.

Join hundreds of engineering professionals, regulators, and researchers at the cutting edge of aerospace to help create the aircraft of tomorrow. Secure your spot today.

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Opening Keynote

Greg Hyslop, D.Sc.

Chief Technology Officer, The Boeing Company; Senior Vice President, Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology

Dr. Greg Hyslop is the chief technology officer of The Boeing Company and senior vice president of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Hyslop oversees Boeing’s technology vision, strategy and investment, and leads Boeing’s Engineering function of more than 56,000 engineers worldwide. His organization is an incubator for businesses that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility, as well as those aimed at near-term opportunities. Hyslop reports to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and is a member of the company’s Executive Council.

During his Boeing career, Hyslop has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including leading Boeing Research & Technology and Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems, and numerous program management positions. He joined the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, now part of Boeing, in 1982 as a guidance and control engineer.

Hyslop is a member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIAA Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Nebraska’s Engineering College and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
Hyslop has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska. He also has a Doctor of Science degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as an adjunct professor.

Tuesday Keynote

Jason Chua

Executive Director–Advanced Projects, United Technologies Corp.

Jason Chua is the Executive Director of United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), UTC’s skunkworks organization. In this role, Chua oversees projects focused on rapidly building ambitious product and service demonstrators. He is a veteran of multiple special projects teams and Silicon Valley startups, having most recently led a modular aircraft cabin demonstrator for Airbus. Prior to that, he served as head of consumer experience at Knit Health, ran design and research teams for advanced consumer hardware projects at Google and Motorola, and co-founded SparkTruck. Chua holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering–product design and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a lecturer at the

Tuesday Keynote

Mark Kohler

Executive Chair–AeroTech Americas 2019

Mark Kohler serves as Vice President of Advanced Aircraft Programs. In that role, he is responsible for the design, certification, and entry into service of the all-new Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Under Kohler’s leadership, both the G500 and G600 exceeded their performance targets, delivering significant range above the company’s original projections. Similarly, Kohler led the Gulfstream G280 program from design to delivery, achieving significant improvements over the initially announced aircraft performance goals for range, balanced field length and weight―exceeding both company requirements and customer expectations. Since joining Gulfstream in 1992, Kohler has held key positions in GIV, GV, and G550 entry into service and lead the GV design build team during the development of the GV forward fuselage. Kohler was part of the G550 industry team when it earned the 2003 Robert J. Collier Trophy and was also on the teams that won Aviation Week Laureate Awards in 2009 and 2017.

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